Bald Rock




The Bald Rock climbing area is New Zealand's own "Half Dome". From the road Bald Rock looks like a huge sphere beckoning passing climbers.

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bulletRoutes - over 17
bulletGrades - 12 to 20,A1
bulletCliff Heights - 10m to 40m
bulletRock Type - Sandstone
bulletProtection - Natural & Some Fixed
bulletGuide Book - Northern Rock


Bald Rock is on private land, permission can be obtained from the manager Allan Readdy at home on (09) 431 2838 or at work on (09) 431 2211.

Driving north from Auckland, Bald Rock is only a few km north of Kaiwaka. Turn right on to Bald Rock Road and travel along it for about 1km where you should see a large water tank on your left, move on and park just through the very next gate. From there follow the track over the stream and up to the north face (walking time is about 25 minutes).


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